“Saturday Night Live” is causing backlash against the latest description of vaccine hesitation in the black community.
This week’s episode features “Judas and the Black Messiah” actor Daniel Kaluuya as the host, who opened his monologue with a joke about the racism of the British royal family. After that, he participated in sketching, and now some doctors and people in the black community are crying.
The feature of the sketch is that Kaluuya plays a doctor and hosts a game show called “Will you accept it?” Among them, his family is played by actors Kenan Thompson, Chris Reid, Christine Reddy, Ignatius Envodim and Punk Johnson, and they only got it for agreeing to take the COVID-1
In the sketch, Kaluuya’s role starts by offering $500 to his four family members to simply vaccinate. As the sketch progressed, the total cost eventually reached 20,000 US dollars, but although nearly 100 million people in the United States have received this vaccine, this is still not enough to alleviate the hesitation of their family members to buy the vaccine.
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A family member pointed out that when the white man started shooting, he would start doing so. When he was told that many people had been shot, he paradoxically pointed out: “You can’t trust white people.”
The character’s aunt rejected the dose because she said she read on Facebook that Christians cannot take the vaccine. At the same time, another relative revealed that if he wins the prize, he will do something unfriendly to the coronavirus, such as large gatherings, but despite the high risk, he still refuses to be vaccinated.
As Insider pointed out, shortly after, some doctors laughed at drawing negative portraits of the black community and undermined the work done to spread the awareness and availability of vaccines in the community because the CDC report was disproportionately affected by the community. . Pandemic.
“How is this skit even broadcast?” Dr. Uché Blackstock, founder of Advancing Health Equity, tweeted. “This is a serious problem-mocking blacks for dropping vaccines, especially without any background-past and ongoing racial discrimination inside and outside medical institutions. You should all know by now.”
Emergency medicine physician Benjamin Thomas pointed out that many people in the black community did not hesitate, but there is no such vaccine in the area.
He wrote: “It’s really interesting, @nbcsnl playing stereotypes and generalization games is a dangerous game, especially when #COVID19 lost 75,000 black lives,” “Polling shows that more than 80% of blacks think Shoot. Vaccination route >>> vaccine hesitate.”
Physician Krys Foster wrote on Twitter: “This mistake is irresponsible because it further exacerbates the vaccine discrepancy. The reason is that black Americans know nothing about laughter and describe black healthcare providers as Manipulative.” “The more I think, the more my stomach turns.”
Medical experts are not the only ones troubled by the “SNL” sketches. Many viewers turned to Twitter to express their dissatisfaction with the show’s portrayal of the black community.
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An audience member wrote: “Given the statement made by my own governor that I am mainly people in Black County who don’t want this vaccine at all, this is not the best choice for acting on a show like SNL.”
“There are many people who are skeptical of vaccines, not blacks. Why do you only need to center blacks? By doing this, it would have been easy to include many SNL actors as well. Regarding its resonance, everything is racist. .” Another person added.
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The third person: “I am dissatisfied with the SNL sketches because I follow many black doctors who work tirelessly to provide accurate vaccine information to the black community. This is a cheap shot, not a pun.”
Another wrote: “Wealthy whites are entering the black community to obtain the limited number of vaccines we have, while SNL is based on racist stereotypes…”
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